Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DIY Glitter Deer Canvas {tutorial}



I love when something turns out exactly how I envision it.  That's how I feel about my new deer canvas.  I've been planning it in my mind for several weeks and finally had some time yesterday to actually do it.  Take a peek and see you can make your own!




Here he is close up.  Cute, huh?!?


Okay, ready to make your own?  It's easy, I promise.

Grab a canvas.  I actually used one that I had originally bought to use for my Grandparents' Plaques.  The canvas didn't turn out at all so I've been holding onto it to reuse.  I gave the canvas two coats of spray paint to cover up my previous "work".  Then I used my Silhouette to cut out my design vinyl.  If you have a Silhouette, here's how you do that.














Pick an image from the online store.  I used patterned baby deer.  Open it in your Silhouette Studio.  


You will need to ungroup the images so right click on the image and click ungroup.  It will separate the deer into four images.


Delete each layer and you're left with a single adorable deer.  Then resize it to what you need and cut it out on some vinyl.


Next attach the "negative" of your vinyl to the canvas.  Then add some glue.  I used plain 'ole Elmer's school glue but Mod Podge would work fine and I imagine spray adhesive would work too.  Then liberally apply your glitter.  I basically dumped a giant bottle of glitter on the canvas and was surprised at how little I really needed.  Then I placed my canvas in a baking sheet to shake off the extra glitter.  I actually made very little mess.  :-)  Take off the vinyl (I did this immediately) and you're finished!


I used some hairspray to "set" the glitter.  


You're left with an absolutely adorable glitter deer!  



If you don't have a Silhouette, don't fret!  You can easily find an image on the internet, print it out and then use an x-acto knife to cut it out on some contact paper or vinyl.  Easy!

I'll be back in a couple of weeks to show you how I made my Noel Garland!!

See you soon!


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31 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Very cute!

Lisa said...

Absolutely adorable! I love this playful holiday image!

twelveOeight said...

This is darling! Glitter and deer, it can't get any cuter :)

xoxo, Tanya

Glamorous Mommy said...

This is SO adorable! Found you linked up at Crafty Soiree :)

Fotini

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Oh deer...that is ADORABLE. I love that it has a vintage feel to it. The gold is so glittery and festive. You did a great job. I'm inspired.

Andrea @ This Pug Life said...

Aw, this is adorable. Reminds me of Clarice. Just needs a little boy deer with a red nose. :)

Erica Bodker said...

Stalking you from the hop, i'm your newest follower, would love if you could come by and follow back?
Erica
www.ericastartwalking.com

Gretchen said...

So cute! I'm kind of obsessed with sparkly gold deer lately AND I have a few blank canvases sitting around waiting to be used. Hmm....

Sarah @ Becoming Martha said...

I seriously love this! How stinkin cute! I am in the process of making a glittered canvas too - my first one didn't turn out - I left the stencil on too long and the glue stuck to it. Now I want to switch it to a deer :)

The Thrifty Challenge said...

So cute I love it! And the bunting you made is also adorable. Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

Cynthia said...

I love it when something so simple turns out so cute!

Lauras Crafty Life said...

I love this! The little deer you chose is so cute. I would love to do this with an antlered deer to do some decorating. My hubby is a hunter and would love it. (And I love glitter.) :)

Renea (cupcake-n-bake) said...

Found you from The 36th Avenue. Love this!

http://cupcake-n-bake.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

I love, love, love this DIY! So cute and easy! Thanks for sharing!

Shelley said...

Super cute! It really does look perfect! I love that feeling when something turns out just the way you hoped!

Visiting from the Blissful Bucket List link party!

Shelley

www.piggyinpolkadots.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

New follower here from the Keep calm & link up party. This turned out so cute! My son and I just did a glitter canvas project too that I'll be putting on my blog this week. Do you feel like the hairspray is doing a good job of keeping the glitter in place? I went over a small section with Modge Lodge on mine, but it kind of takes a little of the shine away...
Anyways, I would love a follow back!
Have a great weekend!

thelifeofthepartyco said...

Looks like a perfect gold glittered Bambi! So adorable!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Adorable little reindeer!

Anne Kimball said...

Hi Eva, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the Pinteresting Party.

This is so cute! It's an idea with so much potential for other things: Christmas tree, wreath, snowman, etc. Love it!

Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

That is super cute!! We all love glitter around here!!

4 You With Love said...

This is such a great project. I don't have a silhouette so I'm glad you gave an alternate method of creating this. I'm having a homemade holiday link party with prizes and I thinks this would be a great project to link up. I'd love for you to stop by. Linking ends 12/3/12 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.

http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/12/homemade-holiday-party.html

Jenn @ Clean and Scentsible said...

That's so cute! I always love deer projects! :)

Mariel said...

So fun! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday)at 'Or so she says ...' www.oneshetwoshe.com

Sparkle Cole said...

Hi there! I stopped by through the Tutus and Tea parties Pinterest Linky. I pinned your post on my Christmas board. Here's the link I'd like to be pinned : http://ellecrafts.blogspot.fr/2012/11/ma-belladone-by-deer-and-doe.html
Thank you from Paris ;)
Bisous, Sparkle

http://ellecrafts.blogspot.com

4 You With Love said...

YEA I'm so glad you shared this at the homemade holiday party! :)

Marilyn
4you-withlove.blogspot.com

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

Super adorable, and if I lived near you, it'd totally be coming home with me. Love it!

April S. said...

Super cute! New follower - found you from the link up at 4 You With Love.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

so cute Eva, and your deer looks easy enough! thanks for sharing!
gail

Smart! School {House} said...

What a cool idea! Thank you for taking the time to link up to Whimsy Wednesday! We LOVE your company☺

Kelly at Smart! School {House}
http://www.smartschoolhouse.com

Angela said...

So pretty! You could sell these! I love the simplicity and the sparkle combined!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Very cool, the glitter looks great! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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